November 16, 2021
– Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Donald Kirk
Hartle, 55, of Las Vegas, has pled guilty to one count of Voting More Than Once
at Same Election, a category D felony. According to the criminal information,
on or between Oct. 26, 2020 and Oct. 30, 2020, the defendant voted twice in the
2020 general election.
rare, voter fraud can undercut trust in our election system,” said Attorney
General Aaron D. Ford. “This particular case of voter fraud was
particularly egregious because the offender continually spread inaccurate
information about our elections despite being the source of fraud himself. I am
glad to see Mr. Hartle being held accountable for his actions, and I want to
stress that our office will pursue any credible allegations of voter fraud.”
“I’d like to thank the criminal investigators within our
Securities Division for pursuing the evidence and investigating this case,” said
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske. “I am pleased that the truth was
Under the terms of the guilty plea agreement, adjudication is
stayed and the defendant will serve a one-year term of informal probation. If
he stays out of trouble for that one-year term, he will be permitted to
withdraw his felony plea and enter a plea of guilty to the charge of Conspiracy
to Commit Voting More Than Once at Same Election, a gross misdemeanor. He will
be required to pay a $2,000 fine.
The defendant’s return court
hearing is set for Nov. 17, 2022, at 12 p.m., in the Eighth Judicial District
Court for the state of Nevada.
case was investigated by the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office and is being prosecuted
by the Nevada Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecutions Division.
criminal information is attached.